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Tasty tidbits from the past. Mostly images, but hopefully all food for thought. A definite 19th century focus, but I try to keep an open mind.

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my-ear-trumpet:

ladyattercop:

"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson

https://twitter.com/DigiVictorian/status/487610512830521344

my-ear-trumpet:

ladyattercop:

"A Fair Acrobat Soundly Thrashes A Man" (1898). He threatened her father; she "boxed [him] well about the head." -via Bob Nicholson

https://twitter.com/DigiVictorian/status/487610512830521344


(via steinerfrommars)
(via Amusements - Midway Activities - Uncle Sam - Holding child NYPL Digital Collections)

From the New York world’s fair, 1939-1940.

Happy 4th!

(via Amusements - Midway Activities - Uncle Sam - Holding child NYPL Digital Collections)

From the New York world’s fair, 1939-1940.

Happy 4th!


(via kellysue)

littlegoldhorse:

Sculptors and artists designed lifelike masks of rubber or metal for wounded soldiers whose faces had been badly damaged during the First World War. Shown also are photos of soldiers with and without their masks. It really is incredible, and I thought I would share since I feel like it is a less known fact about the First World War (or at least, I rarely hear or read anything about it.) 

Read more about them here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/faces-of-war-145799854/

heinekenrana:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

paxmachina:

Nikola Tesla as a swimming instructor in NY, 1900. 

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK THIS IS BRILLIANT 

Tesla: suave as fuck, even in that bathing costume.

Saw this making the rounds: this is not Tesla. He was busy with science in 1900. Source: Gizmodo (it’s a listicle, enjoy!)

heinekenrana:

confessionsofamichaelstipe:

paxmachina:

Nikola Tesla as a swimming instructor in NY, 1900.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK THIS IS BRILLIANT 

Tesla: suave as fuck, even in that bathing costume.

Saw this making the rounds: this is not Tesla. He was busy with science in 1900. Source: Gizmodo (it’s a listicle, enjoy!)

(Source: twitter.com)


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larissamousseline:

Effigy of Joanna I of Castile (1479-1555) on her tomb, Granada Cathedral.

larissamousseline:

Effigy of Joanna I of Castile (1479-1555) on her tomb, Granada Cathedral.

(Source: daughter-of-castile)


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leportraitiste:

history-of-fashion:
1526 Lucas Cranach The Elder - Portrait of Princess Sybille of Cleves, Wife of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous of Saxony

leportraitiste:

history-of-fashion:

1526 Lucas Cranach The Elder - Portrait of Princess Sybille of Cleves, Wife of Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous of Saxony


(via hicockalorum)

gdfalksen:

Dr. Mary Walker ”believed that tight corsets along with voluminous skirts and petticoats were unsanitary and hampered her medical practice. So she didn’t wear them: first sporting bloomers, then, midway through the war, abandoning those for a male surgeon’s uniform. She didn’t attempt to pass as a man; she was an obviously female doctor wearing a male uniform…. She continued to wear men’s clothing throughout her long life (she lived until 1919) and continually advocated for rational dress reform for women.”

lascasartoris:

Easter Sunday (top-bottom)

  1. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  2. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  3. Harlem 1943 by Weegee
  4. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  5. South Side, Chicago 1941 by Russell Lee
  6. Harlem 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson
  7. South Side, Chicago,. 1941 by Edwin Rosskam
  8. Harlem 1940 by Weegee
  9. Harlem 1955 by William Klein
  10. Harlem (W. 117th St. and Seventh Ave) 1939
beatonna:

Well now who among us would not enjoy the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue?

 A
          DICTIONARY
             OF
BUCKISH SLANG, UNIVERSITY WIT,
            AND
     PICKPOCKET ELOQUENCE.

beatonna:

Well now who among us would not enjoy the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue?

 A
          DICTIONARY
             OF
BUCKISH SLANG, UNIVERSITY WIT,
            AND
     PICKPOCKET ELOQUENCE.

(via beatonna)
fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding ensemble, 1780
From the Chertsey Museum via Vogue Paris

fripperiesandfobs:

Wedding ensemble, 1780

From the Chertsey Museum via Vogue Paris


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heytoyourmamanem:

Slave Advertisement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780s

Image Source: Library of Congress

heytoyourmamanem:

Slave Advertisement, Charleston, South Carolina, 1780s

Image Source: Library of Congress


(via heytoyourmamanem)
weirdvintage:

A young woman goes sledding at Buxton in the English Peak District, 1904 (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)

weirdvintage:

A young woman goes sledding at Buxton in the English Peak District, 1904 (from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)


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